Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
August 16, 2019
Experts have been telling us for years that poor sleep quality contributes to heart disease. But you may not realize just how detrimental sleep deprivation can be for your heart. A lack of sleep raises your risk for cardiovascular disease regardless of your age, weight, smoking and exercise habits… See more
By Janet Tiberian
August 13, 2019

What is Parksinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating condition that renders many people confined to a wheelchair. Every year about 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with… See more
By Mart J. Amick, MD
August 10, 2019
Between 50 and 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder, including insomnia (short-term or chronic) and sleep apnea. Close to 25 percent struggle with sleep in some form on a nightly basis. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
MDVIP
August 10, 2019
During sleep we (1) are completely vulnerable to predators; (2) cannot hunt for food; (3) cannot hunt for a mate or reproduce; and (4) cannot care for or protect our young.  For evolution to not have eliminated sleep on this basis means that it must be incredibly important. 

Sleep may relate…

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July 10, 2019
A lot of surprising things can affect your sleep. For example, what you drink and when you drink it, electronic devices like your phone or tablet, the temperature of the room — even when you go to bed each night. Together, these things are called sleep hygiene and practicing good sleep hygiene… See more
July 10, 2019
If you’re having trouble sleeping, discuss these natural remedies with your doctor. Studies suggest that some natural remedies can work for mild insomnia. If you aren’t getting enough zzz’s, discuss the following options with your MDVIP-affiliated physician. Acupuncture… See more
July 10, 2019
Try the following tips to help you get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Get at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity several times a week at least four hours before bedtime. Limit alcoholic beverages throughout the day and avoid them after 5 pm.… See more
By Janet Tiberian
March 4, 2019
Over the last decade, experts have told us getting seven to eight hours of sleep every night can help protect us against heart disease. Ever wondered why? Researchers think they might have the answer. Healthy, sound sleep triggers a mechanism designed to protect your arteries, according to a study… See more
By Janet Tiberian
September 14, 2018
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? If you said yes, you’re not alone. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) labels insufficient sleep an epidemic. Between 30 and 35 percent of Americans grapple with occasional, brief bouts of insomnia, while 15 to 20 percent… See more
May 7, 2018
Like most family physicians, I talk about sleep a lot with my patients. They tell me they can’t fall asleep or stay asleep or that they don’t feel refreshed when they wake up from sleep. Usually, these patients – especially those older than 65 – would like either a prescription for sleep medication… See more
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